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Schmidt Data for Science Residency Programme

1 July 2020

Schmidt Data for Science Residency Programme Earlier this month, the University launched the Accelerate Programme for Scientific Discovery funded by a philanthropic donation from the Schmidt Futures. This new initiative is designed to equip STEMM researchers with data analysis and machine learning skills to apply in their...

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Black Lives Matter Statement

1 July 2020

We, the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute, stand against racial discrimination and support Black Lives Matter. There can be no place for racism and social injustice in our society. As conservationists we work to protect nature and the environment, humanitarian issues are absolutely part of this. The...

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WE Lead FOOD

30 June 2020

EIT Food is organising WE Lead FOOD , an entrepreneurship and leadership for women ‘who wish to drive change, innovation and sustainability within the food sector as we face supply chain challenges.. to equip with the tools to make that difference and achieve results.’ All details of this online programme can be found here...

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Will Going Vegan Prevent Another Pandemic?

26 June 2020

Experts have urged people to cut back on meat to avoid another pandemic . The coronavirus outbreak has caused worldwide devastation, with the global death toll exceeding 482,000. With a third of the world once on lockdown, the economy has also taken a battering. It has been argued an infectious outbreak has not occurred on...

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Pathways to Net Zero Emissions

12 June 2020

Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) - Pathways to Net Zero Emissions This conference will be held remotely and consist of recorded presentations and live discussions. The live discussions will take place on 16 and 17 September, and recorded presentations will be accessible from Tuesday 1 September...

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Plastic: The New Fantastic?

5 June 2020

Happy World Environment Day! To celebrate, The University of Cambridge has released a short video on research aimed at reducing plastic waste and promoting the circular economy. Watch the video here .

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Forest Landscape Restoration

5 June 2020

There is currently free access to a book on Forest Landscape Restoration, to which Rachel Carmenta & Professor Bhaskar Vira have contributed a chapter; linked below. Please feel free to access and download. Attached is a recent review of the book, which should give you some sense of the subject matter and contents...

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Coronavirus and Conservation – An Interdisciplinary Conversation

26 May 2020

Coronavirus and Conservation: An Interdisciplinary Conversation Charlotte Milbank , Interdisciplinary PhD Candidate. Geography and Epidemiology. Lucy Goodman , Geography and Land Economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked strong debates within the global conservation community. In particular, the COVID-19 has created...

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Forest Microclimate Dynamics Drive Plant Responses to Warming

15 May 2020

Treetops Protect Forest Life from Global Warming The forest canopy mitigates peak summer temperatures for the understorey. When that shade disappears, the organisms living there suffer. The cooling leaf canopy protects forest organisms from extreme temperatures and has a significant influence on their adaptation to global...

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Free Online Eco-Seminars for Cambridgeshire and the World

28 April 2020

Free Online Eco-Seminars for Cambridgeshire and the World Cambridge Schools Eco-Council is organising a mini-series of free 60 minute Online Eco-Seminars to raise awareness of key sustainability challenges and solutions, while schools have been forced online in many countries. Children, students, families and members of...

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